King Charles is reportedly still ‘so proud’ of Prince Harry, despite remarks made about the Royal Family in his latest Netflix documentary.
The ‘Heart of Invictus’ documentary will showcase behind-the-scenes footage as athletes prepare for the massive games, which the Duke of Sussex established in 2014.
The Invictus Games is for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and Women (Shop women’s apparel here), both actively serving and veterans, who compete in a global multi-sport event.
The five-part series, launching on Netflix today, features the Duke subtly criticizing the Royal Family as he discusses his past trauma.
At one point, he mentions that he had ‘no one around [him] ’ to ‘assist’, claiming that he had no ‘support system’ and that he suppressed his past trauma.
Nevertheless, despite the apparent criticism of his upbringing, it has been suggested that the royals will still be proud of Harry for the documentary.
During a discussion on This Morning on Wednesday, Gyles Brandreth shed light on what the royal family may be thinking.
The King is said to be ‘so proud’ of his younger son (Picture: Keith Mayhew/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)Host Andi Peters, stepping in for Holly Willoughby, asked: ‘Do you ever get a sense that they still genuinely care for him?’
‘Of course they do,’ Gyles replied. ‘He’s the King’s son, he adores his son, and I believe they fully accept his desire to start a new life in California. That’s perfectly fine.
‘They’re ecstatic about this; it’s a true accomplishment.’
He continued: ‘The King is incredibly proud of this. Personally, I know that his late grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh, thought “Yes, this is what it’s all about.”
‘This will endure indefinitely.’
In the documentary, Harry says: ‘Look, I can only speak for my personal experience, but after my tour of Afghanistan in 2012, flying Apaches, there was a breakdown.
‘And the trigger for me was actually returning from Afghanistan, but the issues that arose dated back to 1997, when I was 12 years old.
‘Losing my mother at such a young age, the trauma I experienced, I was unaware of it.
‘It was never discussed, and I rarely talked about it; I suppressed it like most other young people would have done.
‘But then, when everything finally burst out, I was overwhelmed, wondering what was happening to me, feeling everything instead of being emotionally numb.
Harry opens up about his past trauma (Picture: P van Katwijk/Getty Images)‘The biggest struggle for me was that there was hardly anyone around me who could provide assistance.
‘I lacked that support structure, network or expert advice to recognize what I was truly experiencing.
‘Unfortunately, like many of us, the first time you consider therapy is when you find yourself lying on the floor in the fetal position, probably wishing you had addressed some of this earlier. And that’s what I really want to change.’
Of course, this is not Harry’s first Netflix series, as he previously shared his personal story of leaving the royal family in Harry & Meghan, alongside his wife Meghan Markle.
The explosive Netflix series saw Meghan and Harry discuss their personal lives and marriage (Picture: Netflix)In the highly anticipated docuseries, the couple offered a glimpse into their lives and marriage, from their initial messages to each other to Meghan opening up about suicidal thoughts and her mental health, as well as the online harassment and media criticism they faced.
At one point, the former Suits actress alleges that she was prevented from getting medical help by members of the royal family while suffering from suicidal thoughts, while elsewhere they accuse the Palace of leaking negative stories about them to the media.
The couple reportedly plans to abstain from producing any content that criticizes the royal family.
Sources say Harry and Meghan hope 2023 will mark their ‘year of reconciliation’ with the royal family.
An insider told The Sun: ‘That chapter of their life is over — there is nothing left to say.’
Heart of Invictus is available to watch on Netflix, while This Morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV1.
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